Join The Chiles Academy

The mission of The Chiles Academy is to combine a community of support and guidance for pregnant and parenting students with the goal of attaining a high school diploma which will empower them to become independent and responsible citizens. The Chiles Academy is a public charter school named in honor of former Florida Governor Lawton Chiles who believed in improving the lives of all children. We offer a specialized curriculum, parenting classes, on-site child care, and referrals with community resources. By completing hybrid online learning and live taught classes led by certified teachers, original high school credit is earned for a standard high school diploma. Students participate in career exploration tracks throughout the year called Career Connections. This program allows students to get a taste of real life in the world of business, child care, food service, healthcare, and community organizing and social justice. Students can also use their career cash to purchase needed clothing, toys, diapers, wipes and other high demand items for young moms.

Florida Health Care coverage for full time employees
Access to on-site childcare
10 or 12 month work schedule
Level pay options for holidays and breaks
Paid time off options


Open Position — Core Academic Teacher

The primary role of the academic teacher is to measure, support, encourage, and enhance the academic performance of students. We are looking for a teacher to lead English/Social Studies classes and another to lead Math/Science classes. The core academic teacher:

Sets the goals of the student within each course, with both timely progress and comprehension
Understands how to plan for effective classroom instruction in live taught and laboratory settings by utilizing higher level reasoning skills, central concepts, and key elements of the discipline
Remediates online coursework depending on student need and academic gaps
Creates lesson plans that effectively utilize all materials and resources available to achieve the objectives of the curriculum and adheres to state standards
Keeps and maintains accurate assignment calendars, lesson plans, and grade books
Creates an environment that is conducive for student learning and involvement
Maintains appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety
Models positive engagement with school culture and mission
Models appropriate personal and professional boundaries
Creates learning objectives that are clear and relevant to curriculum
Promotes confidence and perseverance in the student that stimulate increased personal student responsibility for achieving the goals of the curriculum
Promotes graduation requirements, necessity of obtaining credits, achieving a strong GPA, college readiness, etc
Strives to ensure equitable opportunities for student learning
Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among students and throughout TCA community
Utilizes data to assess the progress and academic growth of students
Assesses and manages daily student progress using real-time data entry in lab setting

Bachelor’s Degree with major in subject being taught or related area
Attains and/or maintains certification and endorsements by required deadlines
Minimum one year teaching experience, preferably in an at-risk youth environment, or equivalent experience leading in an academic capacity
Valid Florida ID or Florida Driver’s License
Must pass pre-employment background and drug screening
Knowledge of state and school districts policies preferred

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume/CV to, Position will be filled by August 5, 2019.

Open Position — Child Care Teacher

The Chiles Academy is seeking child care teachers to join our team of caring and committed staff. We are looking for individuals who are able to build meaningful relationships with young children and their families, offering warmth and positive guidance while encouraging each child's strengths and promoting their physical, cognitive, social, and language development.

High school diploma
CDA or higher degree in early childhood
Completed 45 hours of DCF training
CPR and/or First Aid certifications
Documented child care experience

To apply, send resume to as soon as possible. Positions are first come, first served. Hiring is on a rolling basis.